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Rimini Lighthouse

Rimini Lighthouse (Italian: Faro di Rimini) is an active lighthouse located on the east side of the channel harbour of Rimini, Emilia-Romagna on the Adriatic Sea.

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Rimini Lighthouse
Rimini is located in Emilia-Romagna
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Location of Rimini Lighthouse in Emilia-Romagna
Rimini is located in Italy
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Rimini (Italy)
LocationRimini
Emilia-Romagna
Italy
Coordinates44°04′27″N 12°34′26″E / 44.074056°N 12.573944°E / 44.074056; 12.573944Coordinates: 44°04′27″N 12°34′26″E / 44.074056°N 12.573944°E / 44.074056; 12.573944
Year first constructed1733 (first)
1862 (second)
Year first lit1946 (current)
Automatedyes
Deactivated1862 (first)
1945 (second)
Foundation1-storey masonry building
Constructionmasonry tower
Tower shapequadrangular tower with balcony and lantern attached to a 2-storey keeper's house
Markings / patternwhite tower, grey metallic lantern dome
Tower height25 metres (82 ft)
Focal height27 metres (89 ft)
Current lensType OF
Focal length: 187.5 mm
Light sourcemains power
Intensitymain: AL 1000 W
reserve: LABI 100 W
Rangemain: 15 nautical miles (28 km; 17 mi)
reserve: 11 nautical miles (20 km; 13 mi)
CharacteristicFl (3) W 12s.
Admiralty numberE2394
NGA number11324
ARLHS numberITA-152
Italy number4005 E.F.
Managing agentMarina Militare[1][2]

HistoryEdit

The first lighthouse was designed by the architect Luigi Vanvitelli in 1733, on the will of Pope Clement XII, but the tower was then completed in 1745 by Giovanni Francesco Buonamici. In 1911 the lighthouse management turned to the Regia Marina that raised the tower of 9 metres (30 ft) and electrified the lantern. Partially destroyed during the bombardments of World War II, the lighthouse was rebuilt in 1946.

DescriptionEdit

The current lighthouse consists of a tower, 25 feet (7.6 m) high, with balcony and lantern, attached to the white keeper's house. The lantern, painted in white and the dome in grey metallic, is positioned at 27 metres (89 ft) above sea level and emits three white flashes in a 12 seconds period, visible up to a distance of 15 nautical miles (28 km; 17 mi). The lighthouse is completely automated and operated by the Marina Militare with the identification code number 4005 E.F.[2][3]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lighthouses of Eastern Italy". The Lighthouse Directory. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Rimini". Marina Militare. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  3. ^ "Da oltre 250 anni la sua luce guida". Rimini Today. Retrieved March 13, 2018.

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